The W4YSF 443.950 repeater (118.8 analog tone) is in service in downtown Johnson City. This repeater is part of the FusioNet linked System.
This is a Yaesu Fusion repeater operating in both analog and digital voice. It is linked by Allstar VoIP in the analog mode only. Digital use will cause the repeater to operate in local mode only. No digital group ID is required for access.
Coverage includes Johnson City proper and some of the surrounding areas. This repeater was designed for specific coverage in the downtown area. Your results may vary outside of the designed coverage area.
The 444.750 repeater is out of test mode and fully operational in System Fusion. This repeater is operating in C4FM Digital voice ONLY. No analog operation is supported.
I recommend using Digital Narrow (DN) mode on the system due to superior bit error correction. Also DN runs GPS data in the sub band allowing for your GPS data(if supported by your radio) to give you distance to station that is transmitting through the repeater.
With your call sign entered in your Fusion radio, other users will see your call and distance to them. This feature does NOT show the distance to the repeater.
Short SMS text messaging is also supported in DN mode, along with sending photos if you are equipped with the camera microphone.
Because this repeater operates in digital mode only, there will be no CW ID sent, ever. The repeater ID’s every time it is accessed by each user and you will see the display on your radio switch between K4ETN/R and the call of the station currently transmitting.
Due to the fact that in digital mode, there is no requirement under Part 97 to give your call verbally. I would suggest that you do say your call when accessing the repeater as most operators may not see your ID pop up on their display. Feel free to verbally ID if you so desire.
I hope you try the system and enjoy using it.
In October of 2017 the K4ETN West repeater will be changed out to a Yaesu DR1-X System Fusion unit.
With the decreased usage of repeaters in the area, the move to digital is something I have considered for some time now.
444.750 therefore will become a C4FM Digital Voice ONLY repeater. It will not operate in AMS (Automatic Mode Select).
Notification will appear here on the website when the changeover is effective.
The 442.500(+) repeater in Gray is now online in the FusioNET linked 440 system, The repeater is running in AMS (automatic mode select) and is linked in analog mode.
Visit the FusioNET information page here on site for more info.
The K4MFD 444.200 (118.8 tone) repeater on Viking Mt in Greene County is now linked full time into the NETDA FusioNET System.
This project is in Phase 1-analog build out at this time, with Fusion digital voice to follow in early 2017.
When completed, this dual mode linked system will cover the 8 counties in the Northeast Tennessee region.
The K4MFD 444.200 repeater on Viking Mt, Greene County, TN has joined the FusioNET Linked Repeater System project.
Located at 4900 feet above sea level on the North Carolina and Tennessee state line, 444.200 serves as the wide area coverage anchor for the FusioNET system. Along with four other 440 MHz repeaters, the system will provide wide area linked coverage for the North East TN region in both analog and C4FM digital voice when completed.
The equipment is being purchased for integration into the linked system and the analog side in operation in a few weeks.
The Kingsport Amateur Radio Club is now affiliated with the North East TN Digital Association.
Work is in progress to link the W4TRC 443.325 club repeater to the FusioNET System sponsored by NETDA.
More information is available at: http://www,netda.us
Several updates to the sites pages this morning. Take a look and stay current on what is happening!
Most important are the updates to the System Fusion NET Project, 443.100 Repeater and NETDA pages.
K4ETN East , 443.100 was upgraded to System Fusion on 6/21/2016
The repeater is operational in AMS (Automatic Mode Select).
Analog users need to use 118.8 tone for analog FM.
You will need a Yaesu Fusion radio to utilize the C4FM Digital Voice mode.
Try it and let me know.
The Yaesu DR1-X repeater for upgrading the 443.100 repeater has been ordered.
I also ordered a FTM400XDR mobile, a FTM100DR mobile and the FT2DR HT to use on the system. I will have those in hand by 6/4 to start programming and getting them setup.
More to come on the upgrade soon.